Amazon.com.au:Customer reviews: Tibetan Handmade Singing Bowl Set By YAK THERAPY - Om Mani Padme Hum - Excellent Resonance Healing & Meditation Yoga Bowl with Mallet, Silk Cushion & Silk Bag – Crown Chakra Balancing, Made in Nepal
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This product was a present. It fits in the palm of my hand which I didn't expect. I had purchased another one for half the price that came in a beautiful drawstring bag in a beautiful box. It makes sound too. This one doesn't. I am embarrassed to give it to the person but cant afford to buy another one.
It's a beautiful bowl, and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a small singing bowl to play or give as a gift.
I read through the reviews before making my purchase. I was a little hesitant after seeing some of the "issues" that other purchasers had. I have addressed the ones I encountered, below...
1. The mildew/musty smell - Yes, it smelled musty. I aired out the pouch & cushion outside. Let the paper box air out. The issue was solved.
2. The sticky bowl - It was a bit tacky/sticky. So, I washed it & wiped it down well. The issue was solved.
3. The bowl won't sing - There are numerous YouTube tutorials on how to use a singing bowl. Watch them. It takes practice. You'll get the bowl to sing. I got ours to sing after watching videos & practicing. The issue was solved.
It is small (sits in your hand) & somewhat lightweight, so you need to really situate it in your palm properly, when attempting to use it.
Overall, I am rather pleased with this bowl. I bought it as a birthday present for my son when he turned 16, in January. He loves it. We've both played it. I find it incredibly relaxing & centering.
Well. I’m new to singing bowls. I have seen them. Others have their own and it looked effortless to make a bowl sing. The first day mine arrived, I tried for hours to make mine “sing” to no avail. Then I slowed down. Turning the stick slowly around the outside lip. Slower is the only way I could make mine sing. Once the vibration starts, go even slower to bring the sound up. It’s surprisingly loud. And the vibration lasts for at least a minute afterwards. If this is your first singing bowl, do not be discouraged if you can’t bring the sound up immediately. It really is an art. Have fun.